LAO expands Family Case Management program in three‑year pilot

Published: February 4, 2020

As of February 3, 2020, LAO’s Family Case Management program is expanding to include:

  • family or domestic cases likely to cost more than $12,000, including fees and disbursements
  • child protection cases likely to cost more than $8,000, including fees and disbursements

This is in addition to helping lawyers manage costly and complex CYFSA‑extended society care matters likely to cost more than $8,000—the program’s previous focus.

The expanded program will ensure more family cases are eligible for budgets on costly cases and proceedings. Lawyers are to apply to the program if the hours under the tariff are not sufficient, and they predict that their budget will exceed $12K or $8K for family/domestic or child protection cases respectively.

Extended society care matters are eligible for case management where the certificate was issued prior to February 3, 2020. All other CYFSA and domestic family certificates issued on or after February 3 are eligible for case management.

The pilot will be evaluated after three years.

More information

A detailed training guide will be available on the Family Case Management page shortly.